Fluidity and acculturation: the case of Pakistani Punjabis in Brunei Darussalam

Zaidi, A. and David, M.K. (2015) Fluidity and acculturation: the case of Pakistani Punjabis in Brunei Darussalam. South Asian Diaspora, 7 (2). pp. 111-127. ISSN 1943-8192

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19438192.2015.1016830

Abstract

This paper traces the history of Pakistani Punjabis living in Brunei Darussalam, a community that began its journey long before the country’s establishment as a sovereign country in 1984. The most significant feature of this community is its fluidity because its stay in Brunei is not permanent. This makes the Punjabis a non-local/non-native community, which is markedly different from Punjabi communities living in countries such as Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. While locating the Punjabis within the socio-cultural setting of Brunei Darussalam, the objective of this study is to investigate the lives of Pakistani Punjabis in Brunei as expatriates to gain a deeper knowledge about how their fluid status in Brunei has affected their identity with regard to Punjabiness and Punjabi self, their values and beliefs and whether or not they are a diasporic community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acculturation; Anxiety; Diaspora; Expatriate; Family structure; Pakistani Punjabi; Social identity
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 02:40
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 02:40
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/19308

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